It’s the first week of May and I’m more than ready for something fresh. Perhaps the only thing that has changed lately is the weather, and it’s glorious. A sunny, warm day is the ultimate mood lifter. I’m completing any unfinished spring cleaning and transitioning to the new season. Lightweight loungewear has stepped in and my Eberjey pajama sets are in rotation. I buy one color in different styles for various combinations depending on the weather.
In a previous post, I mentioned the focus on eyes behind a masked face. But that doesn’t mean I’m forgoing lip color. However, it became quickly apparent that glossy finishes no longer work. I’ve switched to formulations that don’t budge while wearing a mask. I like Chanel Rouge Allure, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Marc Jacobs Le Marc. All are non-drying and stay put. Do you have a favorite?
Entertaining at home will hopefully return this summer. I’ve gone through Stephanie Booth Shafran’s recently published book You’re Invited: Classic, Elegant Entertaining several times for inspiration and tips. Her taste is impeccable in creating gorgeous, welcoming environments for guests to enjoy on a number of occasions. Until gatherings are allowed and entertaining returns to the norm, I’ll enjoy studying the attention to detail in the lovely florals Stephanie arranges for the table and home.
My friend Angela posted a picture of this cordless table lamp providing light for her family’s puzzle activity. I think it’s brilliant. With warmer nights ahead, it’s exactly what’s needed for evening outdoor games or dining. It also comes in black.
Cotton throws are a summer necessity both indoors and out. I’m stocking up on a few to place indoors around the house and outdoors folded in a basket for lounging or cocktails by the fire.